ChasingMe's blog

It’s crazy in Atalanta right now. 

The recent news of Young Thug and Gunna’s indictment, and the death of fellow ATL rapper, Trouble, it’s a lot for the hip hop community. 

In the latest update, police arrested the man who they believe killed Trouble, 34, on June 5. Jamichael Jones, 33, is in police custody after he surrendered to the police. He’s charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, home invasion, and battery. A news source reports, Jones was denied bond.  His next hearing is scheduled for June 15. 

Jedidia Canty, the public information officer for the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, said in a statement, “It was a domestic situation,” during a press conference.

Canty didn’t publicly announce any other details. Earlier today (June 7), we reported, Trouble was visiting a woman at the apartment complex where she lived when Trouble was fatally shot in the chest. Jones is the ex of the woman Trouble went to see. 

Trouble’s alleged girlfriend spoke out online. Her name online is Alexis Shalae, and she said, “he was just at the wrong place wrong time in the post. (Broken heart emoji). I’ll never be mad at him for this.” She continued, 

“I’m just hurt he didn’t survive. The bond we had was one of a kind. & I’ll cherish the memories forever. What we had, most people wouldn’t understand & we never care to explain. But anything worth having at all is worth working and waiting for and I promise it was worth the wait.” She ended the message with,

“The time we spent together was the best moments of my life.” Take a look at a screenshot shared by the Baller Alert blog: 

Trouble’s girlfriend speaks out

— BallerAlert (@balleralert) June 7, 2022

Online users chime in and share their thoughts:

This Trouble murder messy as hell. I feel bad for the girl he was with, and his long term girlfriend.

— paris lashay (@worldofparis__) June 7, 2022

Rip Trouble but I feel so bad for his girlfriend. It’s so embarrassing to hear that your man died while cheating on you ??

— CHOCOLATE ??(@ItsBossCharles) June 7, 2022


It’s not clear what led to the shooting. Investigators believe Jones and Trouble didn’t know each other. We’ll keep you updated as more details become available. 

RIP Trouble. Our hearts and prayers are with his loved ones and fans. 

The post Trouble’s GF Speaks After Reports Say He Was Killed At Another Woman’s Home Allegedly By Her Ex, ‘I’ll Never Be Mad At Him’   appeared first on Hot97.

Bow Wow sent social media into a frenzy.

A video went viral of the 35-year-old rapper/reality star kissing three women. In the footage, three women started giving Bow Wow smooches at the same time. Then, afterward, they each returned for a solo tongue kiss. 

Take a look:

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by The Neighborhood Talk (@theneighborhoodtalk)

Online critics commented on the video and reminded Bow Wow that we’re still in a pandemic, dealing with the contagious COVID-19. WHO also announced there have been several cases of monkeypox in America. Take a look at some reactions:

One Twitter user said, “Did y’all see the video of them females kissing Bow wow at Loyalty? Females scare me fr.” Another said, “if you in the club making out with Bow wow you is a sick person.”

After the backlash, Bow responded online. In his IG story, he said he “survived Scottsdale.” Take a look at a screenshot shared by the Hollywood Unlocked blog:

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by HOLLYWOOD UNLOCKED (@hollywoodunlocked)

Bow responded again on his IG story. Now’s taking a play from Shaggy’s playbook and said, it wasn’t him. In the post, Bow Wow said, “that was not me in that video. That was Boward.” Lil Mama chimed in and said, “I was drunk.” Joyner Lucas said, “nah man dis n*gga gotta be goin thru [something].” A fan commented under the post and said, “Boward needs to go take a rapid test or something.” Take a look at a screenshot from TSR:

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom)


In other Bow Weezy news, he won a Billboard Award for “Best Rap Tour.” At the time, he hopped on IG Live and said,

“It’s amazing. I can’t name you one artist — you know, and I’m going to continue to be humble, I’m going to continue to work my ass off,” he said. “The word relevant don’t bother me ’cause I don’t know how n-ggas even put that word with me.”

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Bow wow (@shadmoss)

The post Bow Wow Responds To Video Of Him Kissing Three Women, Lil Mama Reacts appeared first on Hot97.

Celebrities are speaking out about strip club culture.

Last week, retired rapper Joe Budden called out some New York City strip clubs hiring mostly Latin women. Bronx rapper Cardi B. responded to an online user commenting on the situation. Cardi explained during her exotic dancing days; she faced discrimination for not looking Spanish enough. 

Cardi B. joined the strip club convo after someone online said, “Why would anyone be shocked when the Kim K’s and Cardi B’s are being pushed as the standard for desirability amongst men in the media.” 

Cardi replied, “Funny thing u say that because when I was a dancer, certain clubs wouldn’t let me work on ‘Latin nights’ cause apparently I didn’t look Spanish enough with my braids! I even spoke about strip club & colorism b4,” Cardi wrote.

Complex, points out, Brooklyn rapper K Goddess defended Cardi’s statement. K Goddess said,

“She’s definitely tellin the truth,” K said. “When she had her braids working in Lust W/ her teeth, her demeanor, & she 99% had a Tan she was a hard worker she DID NOT LOOK ‘Spanish’ yall forgettin how Cardi used to look/talk?”

Cardi responded to K Goddess and said, “Girl don’t even argue. People only want to comprehend when it’s convenient.” She continued, “People on the internet will try to tell you about your own experiences even if it’s coming from 2 people who worked at these clubs.” Take a look: 

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by The Neighborhood Talk (@theneighborhoodtalk)

Last week, Joe Budden called out some New York City strip clubs for only hiring a certain type of women. In an Instagram story post, the podcast host explained, “NY strip clubs, not only are you not hiring Black women, but you’re purposely hiring the SAME exact girl. Your promoter having a type is gonna lose y’all money this Summer.. this is disgusting (not the girls, the optics).” 

The post Cardi B. Opens Up On ‘Not Looking Black Enough’ While Working In Strip Clubs appeared first on Hot97.

Why isn’t Brittney Griner back on American soil? 

Over 100 days later, Brittney is still detained in Russia, and NBA players speak out. Over the weekend, Carmelo posted a petition online to have her released. In the caption, he said, “Today is the 105th day that our friend, sister, teammate, Brittney Griner has been wrongfully detained in Russia.” He continued, 

“Day 105! It is time to bring her home. Let’s bring attention to this matter by sharing BG’s story and signing the petition: #WeareBG” Take a look:

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony)

LeBron James took a public stance over the weekend and said on Twitter, “We need to come together and help do whatever we possibly can to bring BG home quickly and safely!! Our voice as athletes is stronger together.” In another message, he said, “It is imperative that the U.S. Government immediately address this human rights issue and do whatever is necessary to return Brittney home.”

We need to come together and help do whatever we possibly can to bring BG home quickly and safely!! ??Our voice as athletes is stronger together. @uninterrupted ?#WeAreBG

— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 6, 2022


On February 17, WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney was detained at a Moscow airport after Russian authorities claimed they found vape cartridges while searching her luggage. The cartridges allegedly contained oil derived from cannabis, which could carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison over there.

On March 17, Moscow extended Brittney’s arrest until May 19. Around this time, the U.S. State Department determined Russia “wrongfully detained” Brittney. On May 13 Brittney’s lawyer said his client’s pretrial detention in Russia was extended for one more month.

In Brittney’s hometown in Houston, Texas, ABC reports gathered outside the Toyota Center, demanding her release on June 6. Mayor Sylvester Turner deemed 6/6 “Brittney Griner Day.”

U.S. Marine Trevor Reed also advocated for Brittney’s release. He said, “I was wrongfully detained in Russia in 2019, and I was a prisoner there for 985 days.” Her family believes BG is being used as a political pawn. Biden admitted Brittney was wrongfully detained.

Hoping she’s released ASAP. We’ll keep you updated. 

The post LeBron James + Carmelo Anthony Call For WNBA Star Brittney Griner’s Release From Russia appeared first on Hot97.

Mary J. Blige is NOT here to play!

The singer went viral on social media after her recent performance at the Roots Picnic in Philly last weekend. The queen of Hip Hop soul delivered an incredible show, serving fans a sexy look in a short black leather jumpsuit. Take a look:

Mary J. Blige Serves Legs, Hips & Bawwwdy At 2022 Roots Picnic

Legsss, hipsss, and bawdeee

Source: Taylor Hill/Getty Images for Live Nation Urban

Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul Mary J. Blige continues…

— It's Finn (@WhatFinnLikes) June 7, 2022

Aside from her fashionable outfit, fans were so happy to see Mary. One online user said, “Mary J. Blige performing at the Roots Picnic with Black Thought freestyling over What’s The 411 was a special moment. They are killing this sh*t.” Another person wrote, “Mary J Blige being backed by the Roots just makes sense.” 

The legendary Roots crew headlined, hosted, and curated the show, which returned for the first time since 2019. Other artists on the lineup included Summer Walker, G Herbo, Muni Long, Wizkid, Rick Ross, Jazmine Sullivan, plus more

The festival was on a two-year hiatus due to COVID. Shawn Gee, President of Live Nation Urban, The Roots manager, and co-founder of the event, said, 

“This year, Black Thought, Questlove, and I attempted to curate a lineup that broke through the genre barriers that often separate us in black culture. To be able to book Mickey Guyton, Kirk Franklin, G Herbo, Wizkid, Wallo & Gillie, and Mary J Blige on the same lineup was a dream come true.” 

Mary is having an incredible 2022. She headlined a historic all-hip hop lineup for the Super Bowl. Last month, TIME named Mary one of the world’s most influential people. Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr., recently presented the “Real Love” singer with a key to the city. 

Last month, Atlanta gave Mary a day after headlining the Strength of a Woman festival and summit during Mother’s Day weekend. Also, in May, Mary accepted the ICON Award at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. She’s one of only 11 other artists to receive the honor, joining the elite class of honorees like Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, and others. 

The post Mary J. Blige Stuns Social Media Performing In A Short Leather Jumpsuit  appeared first on Hot97.

Imagine headlining Summer Jam across the bridge from where you grew up, in front of your own hometown crowd.

Fivio Foreign is finding out how special it is, and he tells us while looking back at his first performance on the main stage last year when he performed his hit “Big Drip” as part of DJ Bobby Trends surprise.

He speaks about TDott, importance of Summer Jam and more!

What Surprises Does He Have In Store? Find out at Summer Jam Which Goes Down June 12, 2022 at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey!

Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.

The post SJ Reacts: Fivio Foreign On Headlining Summer Jam & Being First To Do THIS! appeared first on Hot97.

Meet Dream Chasers newest artist Kur.

There are a few things that can be guaranteed at a Roots Picnic festival no matter that year. This includes water ice, folk in the parking lot selling BBQ platters, and at least six line-up artists who are natives to Philadelphia. This year, one of those artists was Kur.

Born and raised in Philly, Kur started making music in 2012 and has spent the last decade honing his craft. He has released a slew of mixtapes and singles which eventually caught the attention of Meek Mill. In 2021, Kur signed with Dream Chasers and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and has since been religiously in the studio working on his new project “Survivors Guilt”.

HOT 97 sat down with Kur shortly after his Day One performance at the TD Pavilion. His set list included songs and freestyles such as “Stuck in My Ways”, “Road to Riches” and “Hell of Chiraq”.


On how performing in Philly differs from other venues:

Growing up I used to always come to these festivals as a rapper with a  regular ticket thinking ‘damn, I need to get on that stage’. So to be here, it means more to me because I am getting that recognition in my own city.

On the meaning of his name “Kur”:

 My middle name is Shakur Malik. So I took my stage name from that. My mom said she named me after Tupac and them Malik after Phife Dawg so I probably was already destined for this before I even knew.


On parents supporting rap career:

They really weren’t supportive initially. But that was ten years ago, so I don’t hold grudges or anything against them because I genuinely think they wanted the best for me. I think they that questioned the chances of this working out [as a career]. So I think that now that it is starting to work out, they are thinking ‘okay maybe this could work out for him’. But I was 18 at the time, so of course when you just graduate high school, you parents have the right to make sure you good.


On challenges he still faces despite being signed to Dream Chasers:

I would say “identity”. Cause it’s like, yeah, I may be the hottest thing smoking in Philly but there is still a whole nother’ world. Philly is so small, there are people who never been here and never plan on coming here. So I ask myself how am I going to stand out amongst the 500k people uploading songs a day. Now that I have my foot in the door I have to work five times more than I did when I was local, for real, for real. Just really trying to get it because now I am against the top people in the industry versus the top people that’s in your neighborhood.


On what makes him stand out from other rappers:

I’ve always told my truths even if I got laughed at, even if didn’t get sympathy I just wanted to tell my truth. Because I knew I wasn’t the only one going through it. I knew people had similarities to my story and could relate. Or people may listen to me because I am blunt and transparent. I take pride in that. When I am writing I make sure I say things that people are scared to say.


On his songwriting process:

Within the ten year span, I’ve probably dropped thirteen mixtapes. But my last four is what really pushed me to get where I am. I record so much. It’s a gift and a curse because being in the studio all the time means that I am not out living. I lose stuff to rap about. I’m not living and experiencing and that’s the balance I gotta find.


On the best places to eat in Philly:

I’m going to say David’s. I go there for Chinese food. On the cheesesteak side, honestly you can get a good cheesesteak from one of the Papi stores in the hood. Maxes, Delessandros, Eds in West Philly next to Drexel Hill. Imma go to Ed’s first before I go to a lot of other places. Those are my top three on the cheesesteak side.





The post 7 Facts We Learned From Kur At The Roots Picnic 2022 appeared first on Hot97.




Google this